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Country Music's First Boom.

Rock historian Ed Ward looks back at the birth of the country music industry, during the early days of Fiddlin' John Carson, A.P. Carter and his wife, Sarah, and the Tenneva Ramblers.

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Other segments from the episode on January 23, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 23, 1990: Interview with Lawrence Millman; Commentary on the birth of country music; Interview with Leonard Koren; Review of the book "The Pencil: A History of…

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